A Study of Market Structure in Liner Shipping Under the Influence of Government Policies

Proceedings of 19th International Business Research Conference 2012

19 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2012

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Peter WONG

The Hong kong Polytechnic University

Colin Bamford

University of Hu7ddersfield

Date Written: November 15, 2012

Abstract

The peculiar operational mode and involvement of international carriers granted liner operators special exemption from Anti-trust regulations globally. The changes of policy from USA and EU in recent years forbidden liner operators to form Liner Conference (LC) which seems to possess oligopoly power in the trade. This paper use the freight rate to verified the change of Government policies cannot stop the liner operators to form in their natural formation - Liner Conference.

Keywords: liner conference, market structure, anti-trust regulation

JEL Classification: L22, L40, L92, M10, N70

Suggested Citation

WONG, Peter and Bamford, Colin, A Study of Market Structure in Liner Shipping Under the Influence of Government Policies (November 15, 2012). Proceedings of 19th International Business Research Conference 2012 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2176044 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2176044

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